Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate dips to 17.3%
MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila decreased to 17.3 percent, independent analytics group Octa Research reported on Wednesday.
In a Twitter post, Octa Research fellow Guido David said that the 17.3-percent positivity rate was recorded on October 10. It is lower than the previous week’s 19 percent.
NCR 7-day positivity rate drops further to 17.3% as of Oct 10, from 19% on Oct 3. Reproduction number down to 0.93. One week growth rate at -16%. HCUR at 37%. Let's hope the downward trend continues the rest of the year. #COVID19 #COVID @dzbb @DZAR1026 @dzrhnews @News5PH @NET25TV pic.twitter.com/pIjcBPNMwa
— Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) October 11, 2022
While it decreased, the positivity rate is still above the 5-percent threshold of the World Health Organization.
Reproduction number — or the number of individuals being infected by a COVID-19 patient — likewise dropped from 0.99 as of October 6 to 0.93 on October 10.
According to Octa research, the ideal reproduction number is below 1.
The COVID-19 one-week growth rate, meanwhile, also went down from -18 percent to -16 percent.
However, the COVID-19 healthcare utilization rate slightly inched up from 36 percent to 37 percent.
“Let’s hope the downward trend continues the rest of the year,” David said.
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